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SPRING STANDOUTS: Marannda Barnes of Sidney and Anessia Simonds of Oneonta were named to the spring 2023 Dean’s List at Russell Sage College. To be placed on the Dean’s List for the semester, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.50 or higher while carrying a minimum of 12 credits in courses graded A-F, with no grades of Incomplete.
SCIENCE STARS: Willow Tompkins of Worcester has graduated with a Bachelor of Science and cum laude honors from Elmira College. Parker Robinson of Edmeston also received a Bachelor of Science degree. Founded in 1855, Elmira College is a private, residential, liberal arts college offering 25-plus majors, an honors program, 17 academic societies, and 16 Division III varsity teams.
LOCALS LISTED: SUNY Delhi announced its Dean’s List for the spring 2023 semester on Tuesday, June 27. Students who are enrolled in six or more credits and who maintain a GPA of 3.50 or better are eligible. The following local students were honored: Raven Brown, Burlington Flats; Nelson Mondaca, Cooperstown; Dominick Dalton and Dylan Waid, Davenport; Madison Bolton, Garrattsville; Dylan Brundage, Maryland; Travis Bookhout and Kiernan Dunham, Laurens; Erika Ferguson, Morris; Montana Pikul, Mount Upton; Reanen Goodspeed, Mount Vision; Tara Austin, Lucas Breakey, Veronica Coe, Tiara Cooper, Marcos Hernandez, Yulia Holmes, Cael Howland, Emma Knudson, Taylor Lopez, Devon Loucks, Catherine Lusins, David Marvel, Haylee Misner, Logan Monroe, Kaylan Ogden, Liliana Ortiz, Rachel Ouiment-Edson, Tyeshia Stevens, Nathan Tessitore, Jacob Weiner and Kaylee Willmart, Oneonta; Emma Cusimano, Luke Foster, Sydney Lawrence, Emma Lobdell and Hayley Willsey, Otego; Jennifer Johnson, Hannah Osborne, Kacie Ost, Anthony Poliseno and Owen Schneider, Schenevus; Julia Obeada and Zachary Starr, Sidney; Caleb Backus, Aidan Cutting, Courtney Gilbert, Isabel Horan, Sophia Terrell and Trevor Winchester, Unadilla; and Maria Kanai and Morgan Manchester, Worcester.
CLARKSON GRADS: Clarkson University held its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13. Delaney Holohan of Cooperstown received a Bachelor of Science in engineering and management, with a project management minor. Loren Harmon of Hartwick earned a Master of Science degree in environmental science and engineering. Taylor Murch of Laurens received a BS with distinction in aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering, with a minor in mathematics.
PBA SCHOLARS: The Otsego County Deputy Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association awarded three scholarships to graduating high-school students in June. Kaden Butts of Unadilla Valley Central School, Peter Kiuber of Cooperstown Central School and Lydia Lusk of Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School received the scholarship.
SCRANTON STANDOUT: John P. Lambert of Cooperstown was among more than 1,600 students named to the Dean’s List at the University of Scranton for the 2023 spring semester. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or better while taking a minimum number of credit hours. Lambert is a senior management major at the University’s Kania School of Management.
DELHI DEGREES: More than 800 students graduated from SUNY Delhi on Saturday, May 13. Commencement was held with certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees conferred upon the classes of Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. Local graduates and their degrees are as follows. Cooperstown—Elizabeth Lesko, Master of Science, nursing education; Nelson Mondaca, Bachelor of Business Administration, culinary arts management; and Eugene Yeboah, Bachelor of Science, nursing. Davenport—Amber Alexander, Associate of Applied Science, nursing; and Shaelah Butler, Associate in Science, individual studies. Laurens—Ty Leahy, Associate in Applied Science, golf and sports turf management. Maryland—Christopher Bostwick, Associate of Occupational Studies, residential construction. Mount Upton—Montana Pikul, Associate in Applied Science, veterinary science technology. Mount Vision—Jonah Mathieson, Associate of Occupational Studies, welding technology. Oneonta—Lindsey Asman, Master of Science, nursing education; Tara Austin, Associate of Applied Science, nursing; Justin Brown, Associate of Occupational Studies, electrical construction and instrumentation; Tiara Cooper, Associate of Applied Science, Nursing; Ethan Grant, Bachelor of Technology, mechatronics technology; Marcos Hernandez, Associate in Applied Science, welding technology; Cael Howland, Associate in Applied Science, mechatronics design; Meredith Johnson, Master of Science, nursing education; Marisa Kanai, Bachelor of Science, nursing; Emma Knudson, Associate of Applied Science, nursing; David Marvel, Bachelor of Technology, mechatronics technology; Rebecca Myers, Associate of Applied Science, nursing; Rachel Ouimet-Edson, Bachelor of Science, nursing; Gregory Pickhardt, Bachelor of Technology, mechatronics technology; Tyeshia Stevens, Bachelor of Science, nursing; and Kaylee Willmart, Associate of Applied Science, nursing. Otego—Kyler Blanco, Bachelor of Business Administration, cyber operations management; Emma Cusimano, Associate of Applied Science, nursing; Kayla Dean, Bachelor of Science, nursing; Carly Hill, Bachelor of Science, criminal justice; Sydney Lawrence, Associate of Applied Science, nursing; Cooper Patrick, Associate of Occupational Studies, electrical construction and refrigeration; Kaylee Spooner, Bachelor of Science, criminal justice; and Rebekah Willsey, Bachelor of Science, criminal justice. Richfield Springs—Patrick Twomey, Associate in Applied Science, construction technology. Richmondville—Rhamel Bynum, Bachelor of Science, criminal justice; Dakota Caronia, Associate of Occupational Studies, electrical construction and instrumentation; John Janakis, Bachelor of Science, criminal justice; Schenevus—Owen Schneider, Associate in Applied Science, integrated energy systems; Unadilla—Caleb Backus, Associate of Arts, criminal justice studies; Aidan Cutting, Bachelor of Technology, mechatronics technology; Courtney Gilbert, Associate of Applied Science, nursing; and Maggie Washburn, Associate of Occupational Studies, residential construction.
WITH HONORS: Timothy James Meyers of Morris earned a Bachelor of Science cum laude in environmental management from University of Maryland Global Campus in spring 2023. Meyers was one of nearly 3,400 students who earned degrees from UMGC in the spring semester. Graduates came from all 50 states, four U.S. territories, and 22 countries. UMGC was founded more than 75 years ago specifically to serve the higher education needs of working adults and military service members. The average age of a UMGC graduate in the spring class of 2023 is 35 years old.
DESERVING DUO: Carly Erway of Fly Creek and Julie Latil of Bouc-Bel-Air, France and Cooperstown have achieved spring 2023 Dean’s List honors from the University of Rhode Island. To be included on the Dean’s List, full-time students must have completed 12 or more credits for letter grades which are grade point average applicable during a semester and achieved at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 or more credits for letter grades which are GPA applicable earning at least a 3.30 quality point average.
RIT REWARDS: The following students were named to the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the spring semester of the 2022-2023 academic year: Tulip Bailey, Cooperstown, graphic design; Luca Gardner-Olesen, Hartwick, film and animation; Kara Gildea, Cooperstown, photographic and imaging arts; Siarra Goodhue, Oneonta, physician assistant program; Ronin Gould, Oneonta, mechatronics engineering technology; Ronnie Hickling, Edmeston, packaging science; Derek Hochbrueckner, Hartwick, biomedical engineering; Theodore Ignatovsky, Cooperstown, engineering exploration; Georgia Liddle, Oneonta, interior design; Lillian Miller, Richmondville, ASL-English interpretation; Julia Rissberger, Oneonta, game design and development; Jack Seeley, Cherry Valley, mechanical engineering technology; and Isabelle Tsamis, Richmondville, graphic design.
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A line of local residents and visitors, young and old, stretched across the Main Street bridge in Oneonta as a thunderstorm threatened late in the afternoon of Saturday, August 12. The smiling, waving crowd was waiting for the clock to hit 4:20 p.m. and DOSHA, Oneonta’s first legal cannabis dispensary, to officially open. Oneonta Mayor Mark Drnek, board and staff members of the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, and military veterans mingled with employees and photographers before the ribbon-cutting ceremony.…
Members of the public gathered under cloudy skies and scattered showers on Thursday, July 27 to celebrate the completion of phase one of the “Grow with Cornell Cooperative Extension Garden Project.” Master Gardener volunteers guided between 20-30 visitors through garden beds constructed earlier this year dedicated to pollinator plants, native plants, deer resistance plants, potpourri flowers, and vegetables grown in raised beds to launch the new garden learning and activity center at CCESO’s Education Center at 123 Lake Street.…
In his “Partial Observer” opinion piece of August 10, Mr. Caiazza focuses entirely on the relative costs of electric bills to the consumer. His analysis is incomplete. What are the costs to us and to the planet—of ongoing global warming?…
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